I tried submitting assignment 1 earlier today, but it still hasn’t shown up in the gallery (I got a confirmation that it had been submitted). I’m trying again here, with fewer images this time. Apologies for any duplicates in case it works, and fingers crossed! 🙂
This is my assignment 1: cover image + 3 patterns.
Trends and influences:
Jungle Blue + Opulent Safari + Surreal Garden. I was inspired by the colours in the first trend, the animals in the second one, and the surrealism in the third one.
Artists that inspire me:
-Lisa Congdon for her clean and colourful Scandinavian-influenced art. I love how her work has an edge and energy to it.
-Lillian Farag for her whimsical, joyful and abstract designs. I love her use of colour, textures and shapes.
-Henri Rosseau for his surrealist, imaginative and dreamlike jungles and landscapes. I love his lush, dense jungles and use of colour.
Other influences: Art Deco + Mid-century design.
Personal style: I feel like I’m too new to design to have a style yet, but I really enjoy exploring and experimenting to see where it takes me. This has been a great exercise and it’s given me lots to think about.
What I found challenging: Mixing the trends and keeping it balanced, and colours are always a challenge. I was also a bit overwhelmed by trying to mix all my various influences into one design, but I’m sure it will get easier with time 🙂